Sweater Savvy: Tips and Tricks for Better Sweaters
Friday, May 14, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Shaina Bilow
Knitting, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

The best way to learn is through experience, right? It doesn’t have to be your own personal experience, though. With more than 20 years' and thousands of sweaters' worth of knitting wisdom, Shaina will share her top tips for ensuring your finished garments will be treasured additions to your wardrobe. Whether you are thinking about casting on for your first sweater, or feeling a bit dissatisfied by previous knits, this class will offer new approaches to pattern reading and sweater planning. Discussions include the importance of gauge, preparing for successful finishing while you knit, and everything in between, with student questions encouraged.

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, have knit a few accessories


With worsted-weight yarn and size US 8 (5mm) knitting needle, cast on 20 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2: purl
Leave stitches on the needles and bring this with you to class.

Supplies for Class:

US 8 (5 mm) knitting needle from homework swatch. Worsted-weight yarn from homework swatch. Pen, measuring tape, locking stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors. A store-bought or handmade sweater that you like the fit of. Any piece of stockinette fabric to be used for measuring gauge. Feel free to bring a hat/sweater/scarf/cowl you have knit to measure the gauge from. If you do not have anything to bring, please knit a swatch for this purpose: Using worsted-weight yarn, cast on 30 sts on a US 8. Knit one row, purl one row for Stockinette stitch for about 5".